Definitions for: Stagnate


[v] be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
[v] cease to flow; stand without moving; "Stagnating waters"; "blood stagnates in the capillaries"
[v] cause to stagnate; "There are marshes that stagnate the waters"
[v] stand still; "Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy"



Webster (1913) Definition: Stag"nate (st[a^]g"n[=a]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Stagnated; p. pr. & vb. n. Stagnating.] [L. stagnatus, p.
p. of stagnare to stagnate, make stagnant, from stagnum a
piece of standing water. See Stank a pool, and cf.
Stanch, v. t.]
1. To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in
the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by
want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.

2. To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or
inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.

Ready-witted tenderness . . . never stagnates in
vain lamentations while there is any room for hope.
--Sir W.
Scott.


Stag"nate, a.
Stagnant. [Obs.] ``A stagnate mass of vapors.'' --Young.

Synonyms: idle, laze, slug

Antonyms: work

See Also: arse about, arse around, be, bum about, bum around, change, daydream, frig around, fuck off, lie about, lie around, loaf, loll, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, moon, moon around, moon on, ride the bench, warm the bench, waste one's time

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